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MBA Director

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£57,696 to £72,018 Per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Location:  Boldrewood Campus
Salary:   £57,696 to £72,018 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Tuesday 18 June 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2731124TR

MBA Programme Director - Southampton Business School

Southampton Business School (SBS) is placed at the centre of the University of Southampton, a top 100 University in the world and a founder member of the UK Russell Group University. SBS hosts a vibrant and diverse community of scholars and students. It has grown substantially in breadth and size in the recent years, covering all core business and management disciplines via six Departments: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Decision Analytics and Risk, Digital and Data-Driven Marketing, Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, and Strategy Innovation and Entrepreneurship. SBS academics conduct cutting edge research and publish consistently in world-class journals. Research activity within SBS is coordinated through ten multidisciplinary research centres. The longest established research centre is the Centre for Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), which ranks top 50 (QS) in the world. Building on its continued success, SBS is now ranked in the top quartile of the research-intensive business schools in the UK, with a strong research environment which is ranked 12th (REF2021) in the UK. The School has an ambitious growth plan, which includes investments in people and facilities. The school has recently relocated to a state of art business building. 

Building on this success, in July 2022, the School secured AMBA 5-year re-accreditation of the MBA programme which is ranked 13th in the UK (QS data) and its AACSB accreditation was recently re-extended for another full period of 5 years. A member of the UNPRM, our commitment to the SDGs was also recognised through the GRI accreditation. The school holds the CABS Small Business Charter award in recognition of the SBS’ world-class support to students and local businesses, including the development of student entrepreneurial skills and the support and development of wider economic and social opportunities for business. Our placement team has been recognised as one of the best in the UK, demonstrating our commitment to the student experience. In 2022 our accounting & finance students were recognised as the global winner in the global Bloomberg challenge demonstrating our commitment to excellence. In 2024, the subject of Accounting & Finance enters the top 100 group in the global QS ranking.  We value our relationship with our global network of alumni, who are successful leaders, entrepreneurs and members of our engaged community of academics, students, business leaders and entrepreneurs. SBS hosts a vibrant Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Residence Network. 

Our research underpins our enterprise and educational activities. With an extensive programme portfolio accredited by 14 professional bodies we aim to develop future leaders who want to make a tangible impact on business and society. At the heart of the execution of our activities is our triple helix model whereby our research, education and enterprise activities are intertwined. Particularly, our integrated enterprise strategy enables us to reinforce our connections with the wider university, and communities we serve. These connections enable us to further deliver impactful research and improve the student learning experience. 

About the role of MBA Director 

We are looking for a full-time MBA Director who can lead on the delivery of our flagship MBA programme and ensure we continue delivering a high-quality learning experience for outstanding students who go on to become future leaders,  having a lasting impact on the world.

We are seeking to appoint a senior academic who will take an active lead role in supporting the Business School to build on its current successful MBA suite of programmes and position these as strong brands nationally and globally.

The post holder will engage in a range of teaching, leadership, research and knowledge exchange and enterprise activities commensurate with the substantive academic position held. The individual will collaborate with world-leading faculty and our School community to develop our MBA curriculum. This role will also support the Senior Leadership Team to implement and realise our vision of a strong MBA suite of programmes. The post holder will work across the Business School to provide leadership and management of our MBA and be responsible for strong recruitment, programmes development and an exceptional student experience.

What we can offer you

Through our Centre for Higher Educational Practice, we promote academic professional learning for every member of University staff.   We actively support educators through either a taught programme (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) or a portfolio based approach (Professional Recognition of Educator Practice).

Committed to supporting our community we are open to a flexible working approach.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for various duties we are open to a hybrid approach.  Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter we hold an institutional Silver award.

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.  

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV and publication list with your application. 

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